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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
NZ BREAKING NEWS:
Electricity Commission Responsible For Power Security And Supply

COLUMNS:
World Vision’s James Addis Reports From Iraq
Breathing Deep The Depleted Uranium Cloud
Howard’s End
Scott Ritter Un-Taped N Raw
David Miller Online
USA’s Atrocities Remembered: John Chuckman Writes

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Questions Of The Day
Strike Action About To Hit Nth Island Hospitals
Pay Less Rehab On Its Way
Govt Must Honour Waitangi Tribunal
Coddington Sniffs A Rat
Gateway Programme Will Benefit Maori
Prebb Delivers High Tech Tax-Cut Demand
Int. Accounting Committee Appoints Kiwi

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NZ BREAKING NEWS:
Electricity Commission Responsible For Power Security And Supply

- A new Electricity Commission will secure reserve generation to ensure New Zealand's electricity needs can be met even in very dry years without power savings campaigns. See... Electricity Commission will deliver security [1] MORE: - Hodgson’s Speech - Electricity supply security for NZ [2] - Q&As Electricity supply security [3] - Discussion Paper: Reserve Generation [4] - Bill English - Panic paves the way to power price hikes [5] - Nats - Energy fix is all spin and no solution [6] - Greens - Govt tells consumers: Stop Saving Energy! [7] - Greenpeace NZ - Missed opportunity in energy fiasco [8] - Environment and Conservation NZ Orgs - Electricity Paths: Fossil Fuels for Fossil Fools [9] - Federated Farmers - Govt's Claytons Electricity Market Disastrous [10] - Contact Energy - Contact on Govt Electricity Policy Announcement [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00515.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00516.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00517.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00518.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00520.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00523.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00526.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00185.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00181.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00239.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00238.htm

COLUMNS:
World Vision’s James Addis Reports From Iraq

- After suffering bombing raids and the deprivations of war, Mustafa returned to school only to find it looted and vandalised. See... Back to School in Iraq - but what a mess! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00133.htm


Breathing Deep The Depleted Uranium Cloud

- Fully deployable Cruise Missiles cost the U.S. War Department about $1.3 million USD each. The U.S. used about 12,000 of the flying bombs and 2,000 lb "smart bombs" during the siege of Baghdad. That's up to 9,600,000 pounds of DU smoke and dust hanging in the radioactive dust cloud over Baghdad. That's a lot of lethal radioactive smoke drawing into both Iraqi and U.S.A lungs… See... Political foes unite on depleted uranium munitions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00134.htm


Howard’s End

- The Accident Compensation Corporation is publicly claiming to be "a world leader in personal injury insurance" while some of the largest accident and disability insurance companies in America are now receiving multi-million dollar damages awards and fines ... See... Howard’s End: ACC A World Leader? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00135.htm


Scott Ritter Un-Taped N Raw

- Scott Ritter, a former UN Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, is much in the news. Although a Republican he is also a vociferous critic of the Bush administration. Invited to the Netherlands by the Dutch Socialist Party, he gave a series of lectures ... See... Active citizenship: Interview With Scott Ritter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00131.htm


David Miller Online

- The imposition of martial law in the rebellious province of Aceh comes at a dangerous time for Indonesia. The country is still dealing with the repercussions of the Bali bombing that not only devastated its vital tourism industry but lent weight to the ... See... Indonesia on the Brink: Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00130.htm


USA’s Atrocities Remembered: John Chuckman Writes

- Britain's Prime Minister Blair has now claimed that the war in Iraq was justified by the discovery of mass graves. The ugly truth is that mass graves have become pretty common things since the beginning of the twentieth century, although many of the world's most savage and horrific acts left no such evidence, as in the case of America's napalming, carpet-bombing and throat-cutting millions in Vietnam.... See... Of Blair, Hussein, And Genocide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00129.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Questions Of The Day

- Tuesday, 20 May 2003 - 1. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What steps has the Government taken to progress youth development? See... Questions Of The Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00527.htm


Strike Action About To Hit Nth Island Hospitals

- The looming prospect of nurses' strikes can be laid firmly at the door of Health Minister Annette King, whose two-faced dealings with nurses and District Health Boards will result in the shutting down of all but essential services at five North Island ... See... Double-Speak Minister Raising Hopes In Vain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00524.htm


Pay Less Rehab On Its Way

- People who are injured will pay less for some treatment and rehabilitation services following last week’s Budget, says ACC Minister Ruth Dyson. See... ACC treatment costs to be reduced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00522.htm


Govt Must Honour Waitangi Tribunal

- The Green Party is calling on the Government to accept and honour recommendations from the Waitangi Tribunal, regardless of how electorally unpalatable it may find them. See... Greens urge Government to listen to Tribunal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00519.htm


Coddington Sniffs A Rat

- Aucklanders should be very suspicious of the pseudo-science being spouted by their Regional Council and Judith Tizard regarding motor vehicle emissions, ACT New Zealand Transport spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Pseudo-Science on Vehicle Emissions is Bull [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00514.htm


Gateway Programme Will Benefit Maori

- Thirty-two Kura Kaupapa Maori, Maori Boarding schools, Wharekura and other schools that use Maori language as the primary source of instruction now qualify for funding as part of the government's Gateway programme for schools. See... Maori schools to benefit from Gateway programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00513.htm


Prebb Delivers High Tech Tax-Cut Demand

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble today is presenting Dr Cullen with Parliament's first electronic petition, together with 60 pages of comments from the public, calling for an immediate tax cut for every worker. See... New Zealanders Petition Cullen for Tax Relief [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00525.htm


Int. Accounting Committee Appoints Kiwi

- Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today congratulated Liz Hickey on her appointment as Director of Education with the International Accounting Standards Committee. See... New Zealander appointed to international committee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00521.htm

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